Was out this morning after the Bucks, but due to the wind and cold weather they weren't playing. Spent 3 hrs walking round ground to no avail. At the end of our ground there is a large patch of open grass where I spied a fox, mousing in the long grass.
With a strong wind in my favour and his pre-occupation on the mice, he did not notice I was there. So stupid features here thinks, I'll have some fun and see how close I can stalk in on him (should add the t&C of our lease preclude anything other than deer to be shot). So I used the tree line edge to move closer and got to 40 yrds away, still did not notice me, then used a circular patch of thigh high grass to get closer. In the end I was about 20 feet away from him without him knowing I was there.
Again stupid features here thinks let see if he reacts to me mouth squeaking- boy I did not expect the reaction I got. The fox turned stared in my direction and ran full pelt straight at me, it was only as my senses kicked in and he was about 6 feet away, I jumped up and roared that made him swerve and sculk off into the wood. I hate to think what was in his mind up till I jumped up.
Got some nice piccies